As a men’s health specialist, Dr. Sewell can:
Men are affected by a wide variety of health problems, ranging from chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, to reproductive health issues like low testosterone.
The greatest threats to men’s health include:
Fortunately, many of the health problems that affect men are either preventable or highly treatable in their early stages, making routine preventive health care and healthy lifestyle choices all the more important.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men. Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease, is usually the result of a reduced blood flow to the heart due to narrowed or blocked blood vessels.
The chronic form of CAD, which occurs when your coronary artery narrows over time and limits oxygen-rich blood to your heart, can eventually lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Several major risk factors can increase your chances of developing heart disease, and knowing what they are is key to prevention or early diagnosis. Approximately half of all Americans have at least three of the following known risk factors; you may be at greater risk for heart disease if you:
Your chances of developing heart disease are higher if one of your parents or siblings has it; your risk also increases as you age. You can largely prevent CAD — or keep the condition in check — by seeing Dr. Sewell for regular preventive care and leading a healthy lifestyle.
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